Describe ethical concerns related to animal welfare.
Description should include
- differences between animal welfare and animal rights
- laws passed to govern animal usage
- major issues concerning animal welfare (e.g., agriculture literacy, sensationalism).
- What concerns are there with regard to animal production?
- What humane agricultural practices are used to produce meat for consumers?
Related Standards of Learning
- Skim materials using text features including type, headings, and graphics to predict and categorize information.
- Identify an author’s organizational pattern using textual clues, such as transitional words and phrases.
- Make inferences and draw logical conclusions using explicit and implied textual evidence.
- Differentiate between fact and opinion.
- Identify the source, viewpoint, and purpose of texts.
- Describe how word choice and language structure convey an author’s viewpoint.
- Identify the main idea.
- Summarize text identifying supporting details.
- Create an objective summary including main idea and supporting details.
- Identify cause and effect relationships.
- Organize and synthesize information for use in written and other formats.
- Analyze ideas within and between selections providing textual evidence.
- Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.
- Engage in writing as a recursive process.
- Choose intended audience and purpose.
- Use a variety of prewriting strategies to generate and organize ideas.
- Organize writing structure to fit form or topic.
- Establish a central idea incorporating evidence, while maintaining an organized structure and a formal style.
- Compose a thesis statement for persuasive writing that includes a position.
- Clearly state a position and organize reasons and evidence, using credible sources.
- Distinguish between fact and opinion to support a position.
- Write multiparagraph compositions with elaboration and unity.
- Use transition words and phrases within and between paragraphs.
- Develop and modify the central idea, tone, and voice to fit the audience and purpose.
- Expand and embed ideas by using modifiers, standard coordination, and subordination in complete sentences.
- Use clauses and phrases for sentence variety.
- Revise writing for clarity of content including specific vocabulary and information.
History and Social Science
The student will apply social science skills to understand citizenship and the rights, duties, and responsibilities of citizens by
- describing the processes by which an individual becomes a citizen of the United States;
- describing the First Amendment freedoms of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition, and the rights guaranteed by due process and equal protection of the laws;
- describing the duties of citizenship, including obeying the laws, paying taxes, defending the nation, and serving in court;
- examining the responsibilities of citizenship, including registering and voting, communicating with government officials, participating in political campaigns, keeping informed about current issues, and respecting differing opinions in a diverse society; and
- evaluating how civic and social duties address community needs and serve the public good.
The student will demonstrate personal character traits that facilitate thoughtful and effective participation in civic life by
- practicing trustworthiness and honesty;
- practicing courtesy and respect for the rights of others;
- practicing responsibility, accountability, and self-reliance;
- practicing respect for the law;
- practicing patriotism;
- practicing thoughtful decision making; and
- practicing service to the school and/or local community.